A 21-year-old woman was killed on Monday night after being raped in a rice field nearby her home in Kampong Chhnang province’s Chulkiri district.
Song Chantha, Chulkiri district police chief of staff, identified the victim as Huon Nary, 21, a widow living in Peam Chhkork commune’s Kbal Konlong village.
Mr Chantha said villagers found the victim’s body yesterday morning in the rice field and that her neck was broken after she was raped.
“According to a police investigation, before the murder, the victim was raped by the suspect,” he said. “After the rape, the suspect killed her by strangling her and breaking her neck before fleeing.”
Mr Chantha added that police are now searching for the suspect.